Eco Technology Show reports record increase in business visitors

The Eco Technology Show said that it had attracted more business visitors than ever before. The show celebrated its fourth year in Brighton with a two-day stay at the American Express Community Stadium last week. The organisers said that business visitors accounted for 75 per...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 7:58 pm

Brighton and Hove MEP joins forces with French National Front

One of the ten Members of the European Parliament who represent Brighton and Hove has joined forces with the French National Front. Janice Atkinson, an MEP for the South East England consitituency, has become vice president of a political group in the European Parliament known as...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 7:50 pm

Brighton bank squatters ordered to leave by judge

Squatters calling themselves the Radical Bank of Brighton of Hove have been ordered to vacate a former Barclays branch at Preston Circus. At Brighton County Court today (Tuesday 16 June) a judge granted Barclays a possession order for the premises. The Radical Bank said on...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 7:25 pm

Portslade man charged with drink driving

A 23-year-old man from Portslade is among nine more motorists to be charged as part of the annual summer crackdown on drink and drug driving. Luke Wood, of Shelldale Crescent, Portslade, was arrested at 5.15am on Sunday (14 June) after he was stopped in Grand Parade, Brighton,...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 6:08 pm

Police identify the dead man pulled from the sea in Brighton

The man who died after going into the sea in Brighton at the weekend has been named as Thabo Gwemende. The 22-year-old entered the water near the Palace Pier at about 7am on Saturday (13 June). His friend raised the alarm, prompting a search by the RNLI Brighton lifeboat, the...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 5:16 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion travel to Southend for League Cup clash

Brighton and Hove Albion have been drawn away to Southend United for the first round of the League Cup. The Seagulls will travel to Roots Hall in the week beginning Monday 10 August for the Capital One Cup clash. The draw took place today (Tuesday 16 June). Albion’s website said:...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 4:49 pm

Ebola research earns grant funding for Brighton academics

Brighton University is sharing in a $500,000 (£320,000) American grant to help fight the next outbreak of ebola. Huw Taylor, the university’s professor of microbial ecology, said: “The current outbreak in West Africa wasn’t the first and it won’t be the last. “It taught us we...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 1:56 pm

Retired priest jailed for abusing boy in Portslade 40 years ago

A retired Church of England priest has been jailed for sexually abusing a boy in Portslade about 40 years ago. Robert Coles, 74, was sentenced to 16 months in prison by Judge David Rennie at Hove Crown Court on Friday (12 June). Coles admitted eight charges of indecently...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 1:16 pm

Hit and run lorry driver leaves girl, 2, with broken leg in Brighton

A lorry turning off the seafront in Brighton ran over a two-year-old girl and left her with a broken leg. The driver failed to stop and is now being hunted by Sussex Police. The force said: “A two-year-old girl suffered a broken leg after she and a lorry were in collision in...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 12:49 pm

Dozens take part in fundraising walk to help Brighton and Hove advice charities

Dozens of volunteers took part in a 10-kilometre Legal Walk to raise funds for advice charities in Brighton and Hove yesterday evening (Monday 15 June). About 80 people took part in the eighth annual Brighton and Hove Legal Walk on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta being...
Posted On 16 Jun 2015 at 12:42 pm
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